Letra Chueca Press is an womxn-run, latinx letterpress print shop. We work with our hands to keep the traditional methods of printing and bookbinding alive in order to make independent media for a Spanish-speaking community that supersedes borders.
Each letter is set by hand. You can find us in every step of the process. By working with traditional techniques and 100-year old equipment, we reinsert calidez y el alma into a process that has been invisibilized and devalued in a disposable, digitized culture. Printing this way is an active political choice, being both labor and time-intensive. Our process is neither fast nor easy because we reject capitalism as the rubric of an object's value.
Our mission has three areas of focus: working with clients on custom, collaborative projects to meet their creative needs; designing and selling bilingual prints and products because representation matters; and empowering our communities through interactive educational and activist printing events.